Originally Posted by Silent_Wolf
I honestly have no idea. But he's been addicted to painkillers for years, probably decades; his doctor keeps supplying him because he's getting money out of it. Believe me, if he weren't the fact that the treatments he's given my great-uncle work and work well, I'd have gone up there and raised hell by now. -_- Me and my aunt both.
That's a dilemma. I bolded part of your quote because it's malpractice, either way. If he dies of a painkiller-related death, the doctor can be held liable too, since he obviously prescribed the painkillers. I'm a medical biller, so I know what I'm talking about; I know times are tough, but that doesn't mean he [the doctor] should be doing that. And I'd imagine your uncle's bills, too. It'd be expensive to pay off when he dies.